10 Eventful Years

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10 Eventful Years
10 Eventful Years (encyclopedia set) cover.jpg
Subject 1937-1946
Genre Reference encyclopedia
Publisher Encyclopædia Britannica
Publication date
Media type 4 volumes
Pages 3450[1]
OCLC 1388246
LC Class AG5 .T35

10 Eventful Years is the title of the 1947 Encyclopædia Britannica range of books, spanning ten years. They chart, as the introductory title states, "events of the years preceding, including and following World War II". The books were commissioned and edited by Walter Yust, the then editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

It was published by E.B. Inc (incorporating Chicago, London & Toronto) and the University of Chicago in 1947, and consists of four volumes spanning the whole 10 years and segregating history into the normal A-Z style.[2] The book is a combination of writing and black-and-white photographs, with a colour image at the beginning of each book.



  1. ^ 10 Eventful Years advertisement. LIFE. September 29, 1947. p. 5. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Subscription books bulletin, Volumes 17-20. University of California: American Library Association. Subscription Books Committee. 1949. p. 10. Retrieved December 2, 2011.